‘Rick and Morty’: Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Box from 1989 Is Real

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On Season 4 Episode 4 of Rick and Morty, Rick got really excited about an Ecto Cooler Juice Box from 1989 made by Hi-C. Well, you might be interested to learn that it’s real. Could this be the next Szechuan Sauce for Rick and Morty fans? There are actually ways you can get your hands on it (sort of) today.

That Ecto Cooler Juice Box Is Real

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Yes believe it or not, that Ecto Cooler juice box from Hi-C that Rick found in the dragon’s cave is actually real. Rick was very excited about an authentic 1989 version of the juice box, and it really did exist back in 1989.

Apparently, Ecto Coolers were super popular in the 1980s, according to Mental Floss. The beverage was green colored and was part of a big marketing push for Ghostbusters advertising. Ecto Cooler was originally a product tie in to the animated series called The Real Ghostbusters. You can see an ad below for it:

Ecto Cooler!My childhood favourite.2006-07-10T18:31:22.000Z

It was a big success and was even sold 10 years after the series ended. But there were some strange incidents revolving around the drink’s marketing, Mental Floss noted. It was originally created as a renaming of Hi-C’s Citrus Cooler, but green. The drink was later reimagined as Shoutin’ Orange Tangergreen.

Believe it or not, 1989 Ecto Cooler juice boxes still sell on eBay. A sealed one is currently being offered for $350. An empty box is being offered for $325.

Here’s a video of someone in 2017 drinking a 24-year-old juice box. This is not recommended at home.

Enjoying A 24 Year Old Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Box Which I Bought On eBay For $400 | L.A. BEASTWatch L.A. BEAST'S LATEST VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czhOX9RHadg&list=PLYTEmgSI6SdSBoAXMyimanA6lbOj62-UN Please Subscribe for More L.A. BEAST Antics: https://www.youtube.com/user/skippy62able As a child who was born in the 80's and grew up in the 1990's, the L.A. BEAST loves anything Pop Culture related to the era especially snack foods and drinks from his childhood. Back in 2012, the L.A. BEast stumbled upon a Buzzfeed article that listed 90's snacks/ drinks that people had forgotten about & Crystal Pepsi as well as Hi-C Ecto Cooler topped the list. Immediately after seeing the picture of Ghostbusters Slimer & being hit with the NOSTALGIA factor, L.A. BEAST started searching far and wide on the internet to get his hands on an Ecto Cooler Juice Box. Over a period of 3 years, the Beast found only 2 articles online which documented the unprecedented eBay sales of then only 2 known existences of Original Hi-C Ecto Coolers…..One 48 ounce can was auctioned off in the neighborhood of $2400.00 & a second Juice Box was sold for $515.00. A year later, the L.A. BEAST just so happened to stumble upon a mint condition Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Box which had a "Buy It Now" price of $399.99, so without hesitation, because finding one is so rare, the L.A. BEAST bought it and in doing so, bought back a piece of his childhood. Fast forward to 1 week ago, during an L.A. BEAST Live Stream, Krysten Gibbons asked "What It Would Take" for the Beast to drink his Original Juice box to which the answer was "NEVER" because it was so expensive and rare to come by, but he said if someone could find one online and wanted to buy it for him, he would drink it. 5 minutes later, NOAH MOBLEY not only found an Original Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice box being sold on eBay for $399.99, but donated the funds to purchase it….to which the L.A. BEAST did. Through NOAH MOBLEY'S GENEROSITY & because L.A. BEAST is a man of his word, he is fortunate enough to be able to go on a ride back to 1993 and his childhood, by enjoying an Original Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice box which expired 24 years ago….. Come and watch the L.A. BEAST blast himself into his past during this Pop Culture Religious Experience and see greatness unfold. Sit back relax, & enjoy…. Have A GOOD DAY!! WARNING: Do not recreate or reenact anything seen in this video. Thank you. BRAND NEW L.A. BEAST T-SHIRTS & HOODIES!!! https://thrilled.com/brands/labeast Download "The Crystal Pepsi Song" by clicking link below: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crystal-pepsi-song-feat.-thats/id1024817772?i=1024817779&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 NEW!!! Get your L.A. BEAST "Have A Good Day" Sticker here: http://mkstk.co/labeast Follow My Daily Vlogs…. I swear A Lot. They are Funny. That is all. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrfgIZx8kunMJdu0OZupgFA T-SHIRTS: http://labeast.spreadshirt.com/?nocache=true SNAPCHAT. LABEAST62 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/labeast62/# TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/KevLAbeast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Beast/234004536649803?bookmark_t=page WEBSITE: http://www.labeast.com MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO IS ROYALTY FREE MUSIC AND PROVIDED BY: http://WWW.INCOMPETECH.COM "George Street Shuffle" "Reunited" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ DISCLAIMER: I AM IN NO WAY WHATSOEVER SPONSORED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE BRANDS SEEN IN THIS VIDEO.2017-12-30T04:20:24.000Z

In 2016, Hi-C brought back the Ecto Cooler after being gone for 15 years, Coca Cola shared. (This article says it was first introduced in 1987.) It was brought back on May 30 to go along with the new Ghostbusters. It was sold in the old juice box size and in cans.

It didn’t stay around forever, but you can still find the 2016 version for much cheaper than the 1980s version. You can even find these sometimes on Amazon. It’s currently not available, but you can ask to be emailed when it’s back.

If you want to make one today, there’s a recipe shared in this video below.

DIY Ecto-Cooler Ghostbusters DrinkBeen a fan of Ghostbusters since coming out the womb. Been a fan of Ecto-Cooler since probably 1st grade. But this new Ghostbusters movie… don't know how to feel about it. I'm not sexists, I just don't like women in general… who appear to be making an SNL sketch about Ghostbusters and turning it into a feature length film. Enough with the rant, drink up! Previous Video Here: • https://youtu.be/lY1fRP7qICU DIY NukaCola Quantum: • https://youtu.be/IgeyGjgFv9c DIY Oreo Milkshake: • https://youtu.be/zAAZtJ8MaGQ ————————————————————————————– Social Media Links: Twitch: http://bit.ly/HJFTwitch Patreon: http://bit.ly/HJFund Facebook: http://bit.ly/HJFFace Twitter: http://bit.ly/HJFTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/HJFInsta Website: http://www.hellthyjunkfood.com Buy HellthyJunkFood Swag: http://hellthyjunkfood.merchlabs.com/ ————————————————————————————– See Full Recipe Details @ • http://www.hellthyjunkfood.com/ecto-cooler.html ————————————————————————————– Ecto-Cooler 60 Calories Per 6.8 fl oz Makes Approximately 45 oz Prep: 5 minutes​ Mix: 5 minutes Template Download Link: http://bit.ly/29fVp5L ————————————————————————————– Equipment: • Pitcher: http://amzn.to/28JH71I • Miniature Water Bottles: http://amzn.to/28KsN8w • Lemonade Kool-Aid: http://amzn.to/28KSOEh • Orange Kool-Aid: http://amzn.to/28MODXl • Food Gels: http://amzn.to/28IRf81 • Magic Tape: http://amzn.to/28KVNwo • Funnel: http://amzn.to/28JBb65 Ingredients: • 1/2 Orange Packet • 1/4 Lemonade Packet • 1/2 Cup Sugar • 4 Cups Water • 5 Drops Green Dye • 5 Drops Yellow Dye • Splash of Pineapple Juice ————————————————————————————– Directions: 1.) Mix said ingredients into a pitcher and refrigerate. 2.) Download template for Ecto-Cooler print out, cut on the lines or else people will make fun of you. Template Download Link: http://bit.ly/29fVp5L 3.) If you want, you can buy miniature water bottles, use the water for the recipe and then re-fill them. 4.) Tear off existing label from water bottle and put your new awesome label on, securing with transparent tape. ————————————————————————————– HellthyJunkFood: Serving Size 6.8 fl oz Calories 60 Total Fat 0g Saturated 0g Trans 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 5mg Total Carbs 16g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 16g Protein 0g Hi-C: Serving Size 6.8 fl oz Calories 90 Total Fat 0g Saturated 0g Trans 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 15mg Total Carbs 26g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 25g Protein 0g Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are estimated through MyFitnessPal and should act as a general guideline. It does not represent any actual facts. Music by Noseyuk Licensed under a Creative Commons License Music Title: ROYALTY FREE BOUNCY HIP HOP INSTRUMENTAL – SHARP YouTube Audio Library: Earthy Crust – Jingle Punks iMovie Jingles: Motocross "Friendly Day" "Sneaky Adventure" "Marty Gots a Plan" "Danse Macabre – Violin Hook" "Whiskey on the Mississippi" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/2016-07-10T13:00:30.000Z

In fact, a search on YouTube will reveal all kinds of Ecto-Cooler recipes that you can try.

The latest episode of Rick and Morty was called Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty. It was a really funny episode with two main stories: one about a dragon and one about the adventures of Jerry and a talking cat. The episode is going to leave people talking for a long time.

Although the Ecto-Cooler wasn’t one of the main parts of the episode and certainly didn’t stand out like the Szechuan Sauce did, it was still an item that Rick seemed really excited about when he stumbled upon it. Maybe we’ll see the drinks released again officially one day in the future.

Next week’s episode, Episode 5, is called “Rattlestar Ricklactica.” One can only hope this has something to do with Battlestar Galactica. The description reads: “Lots of things in space broh. Snakes and sharp stuff. Watch this broh.”